Well, I agree about "hysterical." And I think the then common definition of
hysteria as dissociation fits.
Date sent: Sun, 23 Feb 2003 10:56:06 EST
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From: Kate Troy <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Do I dare--Podsnap returns
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In a message dated 2/23/03 3:20:05 PM !!!First Boot!!!,
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> Kate, I had read this also, and it makes me embarrassed to be an
> American. Are you suggesting by sending it that this sort of crude
> podsnappery is ok or reasonable?
It sounds like you are embarrassed to be an American, whereas I and
everyone I know are extremely proud to be American. The dog woke me
early this wonderful Sunday (thanks, pooch) so I took her for a run on the
beach and then began working in my garden. After, I sat and looked
at the still sleeping neighborhood. It's a little windy this morning, so
I noted the flags on "all" of my neighbor's houses, waving peacefully away
If you didn't like that piece on France (and some of the lines were simply
hysterical) and didn't appreciate the humor, I'd advise you to avoid Jay
Leno and David Letterman for the next few months. I think that one of the
few characteristics that Europeans like about Americans is our sense of
humor, our ability to satirize ourselves, others and ironic situations.
> As the statistics I sent show, 59% of Americans share France's desire to
> let the UN have more time and 62% share France's desire that the allies
> be in agreement. Shall we boycott, dump, and mock more than half of us?
And when the war begin and our boys are there, what are the numbers going
to be, you think?
> It's all very amusing to select a target and sneer, but it is not adult
> or intelligent or useful.
Depending upon the Comedian, very amusing. And I disagree, humor can be
extremely useful, especially in difusing real bad or dangerous situations.